Santa Barbara – Puerto Vallarta Sister City Committee Raises Funds to Donate Food

Jorge Chávez
Jul. 17, 2020

The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara North and the Santa Barbara – Puerto Vallarta Sister City Committee are reaching out to help neighbors of our destination who have been affected by loss of income because of the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdowns.

Currently, the Sister Cities group has sent 13,000 USD to feed 500 families—about 3,000 people—in the Volcanes community.

The Volcanes Food Bank was established in the beginning of March, 2020, to help meet the needs of low-income families in this neighborhood and the surrounding areas of Puerto Vallarta during the pandemic.

One donation of 25 USD can feed a family of four for a month with basic foods such as beans, rice, lentils, potatoes, tortillas, eggs and cooking oil, among others.

Founded by Yvonne Pedersen, a Rotarian and Sister City member, this new fundraiser titled Operations Bust Out was created to help the Puerto Vallarta food bank, while children ages 5 to 12 from Goleta, California stay active with baton twirling and dance classes.

Although there is no fixed fee for the four-week sessions, a tax-deductible donation of 50 USD to the Santa Barbara – Puerto Vallarta Sister City Committee is welcome to support this foodbank project.

For more information visit Santa Barbara – Puerto Vallarta Sister City Committee website.

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